With the news coming out of Philadelphia Phillies camp yesterday that southpaw Cliff Lee is experiencing elbow soreness, the idea of surgery was floated out:
Cliff Lee: “So basically if I have the surgery this season will be done. Possibly my career I guess. I don’t know. We’ll have to see.”
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) March 9, 2015
Surgery could keep Lee out six-to-nine months, and for the 36-year old, it could be enough to force him to hangup his cleats.
In an article by Mike Breen of philly.com, Lee explains that the soreness he felt over the weekend is the same soreness that limited him to 13 starts in 2014.
Stay tuned to baseballessential.com for more updates as more information breaks.